Flavor Flav Net Worth, Money and More

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 Net worth: $9 million dollars



Born on 16th March 1959, the musician who popularized the concept of ‘Yeah Boy’ during his stage performances is none other than a prominent member of the Public Enemy group better known by his stage name “Flavor Flav”. Yes, he is the flav, the rapper with a birth name William Jonathan Drayton. Flav was born and brought up in Roosevelt, NewYork and has shown tremendous liking towards musical instruments from his early age. He started with a piano continued with other instruments like the drums, brass, saxophone, vocals and now he has a hands on experience with 15 vivid musical instruments. Tough his early school life was surrounded by music and musical instruments his career had vivid aspects of life like music, television, reality shows, awards and laurels, public appearance and lately a restaurant. Today because of his struggle and learning since his birth he is a man with a net worth of 9 million dollars.


He has not limited his horizons of musical career but expanded himself as a reality star in various series like flavor of life, the surreal life and the strange love. Not only a reality star but Flav has also been in jail for his mischievous activities during early life. He has also worked at a delivery service with his friend Carlton Ridenhour better known as Chuck D. AT the Public Enemy he has worked as the hype man, a one who supports the main rapper with different interjections and background rap sounds, in his early career. Chuck D has always been a man of his words in the life of Flav in his good and bad times and in stabilizing the life of Flav. Flav has maintained his net worth with the help of Chuck D and his constant endeavours.

After the release of their first album ”Public Enemy #1”, the duo was contacted by Rick Rubin , an executive at the Def Jam Records, who proposed to sign Chuck D’s solo performance, however Flav was referred by Chuck D for a duo sign up. The debut album, Yo! Bum rush the show, of the Public enemy was released in 1987, and was declared the best album of the year by NME magazine in its critic’s poll s of 1987. It was one of the three most influential albums in the history of hip hop music. The laurels of success was followed by “It takes a Nation of millions” to hold us bank and “fight the Power”. Life of a Nigerian was the first solo track by Flav followed by his debut solo album Flavor of love. The sign up with Def has lead Flavor to raise a high net, worth million dollars.



Having a troubled personal life and shifting from place to place Flav have seen many ups and downs in his personal life with his dating partners while his friend Chuck D standing by his side always. After Chuck D’s insisting to move to Los Angeles where he was convinced to join The Surreal Life he maintained a stable frame work. Flav is a father to seven children from three mothers names Karen Ross, Angie Parker and the current one Liz. Presently he lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his Girlfriend and her son.

His relationship with Brigitte Nielsen developed in the reality show of VH1 The surreal life after a hiatus from the music industry. A show titled strange was given to Flav and Brigitte after the conclusion from the Surreal life, plotted on the adventure in love at the end of which Brigitte returned to Mattia Dessi, Her fiancé. The television life of Flav didn’t stop here indeed grew to many more shows which were aired for more than three seasons like the Flavor of live where Flavor looks for love after which he proposed a girl on air with whom he had a son. I love Newyork and I love money were the two spin off’s of the show, Flavor of Love.


A solo show hosted by Flavor, The comedy central roast of flavor flav which was aired in August 2007 had numerous guests appearing on it like Katt Willians, Greg Giraldo, Lisa Lampeanelli, Carrot Top and many more. Later he even played the Calvester Hill on the My Network TV comedy show “Under one Roof” along with Kelly Perine. A musician being risen up to such a peak in the TV industry is a triumph….



Continuing his dimensionless career he entered into the restaurant business, partnering with Nick Cimino, he initiated the Flav’sFried Chicken in Clinton, Lowa which was Cimino’s hometown. The restaurant with some bad decisions failed to kept up the mark of flav and was shut down in about 4 months of the start. After which flav reconciled to open House of Flavor in Las Vegas in March 2013. After which he started Flavor Flav’s Chicken & Ribs with Gino Harmon and Salvatore Bitonti in Michigan at Sterling Heights, which was affiliated to his two previous ventures.

Flav has been in and out of jail multiple times he left school after 11th grade due to robbery and burglary. After which he has served the jail for assaulting Karen Ross his then girlfriend due to which he had to leave the custody of his children. Also Flav has been in jail for shooting his neighbor and then charged for domestic violence, marijuana charges and cocaine. All of these legal issues and abuses were followed by rehabilitation at Long Island Center for recovery. But with all his legal issues and ups and downs with career Flav stands upright in his domain and makes a lot of money and more.

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